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Comment by SRINIVASAN C IYER on February 9, 2011 at 6:07pm

@ j.srinivas:

how to create a helical gear profile in solidworks or pro-e, should i use an equatin to create the curve if so do let me know the equation

It is not clear whether you are talking about the involute profile or the helix part of it. If it is the involute profile, then you need to define it in an equation for one side of the profile, then the second side and then take a cut for the tooth profile. As for the helix, You can insert a helical cut (similar to creating a helical spring) and then pattern it.

The above method is valid for Proe.

If the intention is for Motion simulation, then there is no need to model the tooth profile. You can simply have a surface for OD for the purpose of interference check and a PCD for mating.

Comment by j.srinivas on October 8, 2010 at 9:47pm
how to create a helical gear profile in solidworks or pro-e, should i use an equatin to create the curve if so do let me know the equation
Comment by Melinda Monaco on September 24, 2010 at 9:31am
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Comment by Casey Bergman on September 14, 2010 at 12:40pm
We are currently making some production parts out of AR400 wear plate. The problem that I am running into is that most of these parts have countersunk holes. Currently we are annealing the area around the hole in order to countersink them. Does anyone have any experience with this and recommendations?
Comment by James Radney on August 2, 2010 at 4:56am
Looking for a new Cam software. Does anyone have any suggestions as to pro's and con's with the package that they are using. We are using SolidWorks 2010 as our modeling software. Any help would be appreciated.

Jim Radney
Prezine LLC
Comment by Jerid Brumley on July 21, 2010 at 8:38pm
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Comment by Lina M. AL-Kurdi on November 9, 2009 at 8:11am
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Comment by Peter Bagwell on October 22, 2009 at 7:47am
I provide engineering support for screw machine tooling and rotary broaching tools. Our latest series of adjustment free rotary broaching tooling is popular on swiss type CNC machines for making hex and square holes in precision parts.

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